2ND DKNY UNIT SLATED FOR LONDON
LONDON — Donna Karan is rolling out in Britain. The designer, who opened a 9,000-square-foot Collection store on New Bond Street here in October, will open her second DKNY store in the U.K. in December.
The 8,000-square-foot two-floor store will be in Manchester and will carry the full range of DKNY women’s and men’s wear, including day and eveningwear, outerwear, athletic apparel, eyewear, hosiery and accessories.
The Manchester store will join Karan’s existing 12,000-square-foot DKNY store in London, which opened in 1994. All three Karan stores are owned and operated by Club 21, the designer retailer and wholesaler owned by Christina Ong. Club 21 also owns the Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Prada and Bulgari stores in the U.K. Next February, it will open Britain’s first freestanding Guess store.
In addition to operating the DKNY freestanding stores, Club 21 runs the DKNY leased departments in Harrods and Selfridges and has exclusive rights to distribute its apparel and jeans in the U.K.